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The challenges and difficulties of running a rural, regional or remote pharmacy are well documented, says Anthony Tassone, but have any government remedies worked?  Successive governments have tried to establish …

Healthcare works best when it’s trusted, available and collaborative, writes Marc Clavin Accessible healthcare is, at any level, the foundation of our Australian communities. That said, accessibility is not the …

Is there a risk in health professions being caught up in reality TV-like public turf wars? And can collaboration happen on everyone’s terms, asks Anthony Tassone Recently I spent some …

AJP chats with the current NAPSA president about career paths, working alongside doctors and goals for the future Adelaide student Jessica Hsiao is about halfway through her term as president …

The current debate over the provision of Consumer Medicine Information leaflets (CMIs) misses the fundamental point of patient health literacy, says Anthony Tassone It is perhaps a measure of the …

Should pharmacy adopt a stronger position on environmental issues? AJP editor Chris Brooker argues that the time is right for pharmacy to take a stand Recent weeks have seen a …

The concept of trust is crucial to how consumers respond to what their pharmacy offers them, as well as the long-term future of our profession, writes Gerard Stevens Trust is …

My Health Record is the key to improving medication safety, and pharmacists have a crucial role, says Dr Shane Jackson Australia’s healthcare system is under great strain with rising costs …

The latest views published by the AMA seek to take Australian healthcare policy back into the silos that hampered it for so long, says Anthony Tassone The latest article published …

A national residential medication chart is urgently required if we are to begin to fix one pharmacy-relevant aspect of the aged care crisis, says Anthony Tassone    The recent revelations …

Is it possible to get the right amount of pharmacists? Or are we permanently facing a crisis of oversupply? Michael Ortiz does the numbers Ron Roland, a former CEO of …

A better solution is needed for codeine-containing medicines says Warwick Plunkett, in our final UTS Pharmacy Barometer article Responses to the UTS Barometer survey about the removal of over-the-counter (OTC) …